Mom''s diet mirrors child''s food allergies
A long-term study evaluating maternal diet's impact on food allergy in later life is expected to uncover causes of allergy in children. A particular focus for the project is the different effects of allergenic foods in different contexts.
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10 Exoplanets That Could Host Alien Life
Ten of the alien worlds that represent our best hope for alien life beyond the solar system, according to the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.
Four questions about missing Malaysian plane answered
Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.
Shakespeare: The godfather of modern medicine
Epilepsy, psychiatric breakdown, sleep disorders – for all the crudity of 16th-century healthcare, Shakespeare''s observations still inspire doctors today (full text available to subscribers)
Trash to Treasure: Turning Steel-mill Waste into Bricks
Scientists are reporting development and successful testing of a promising new way of using a troublesome byproduct of the global steel industry as raw materials for bricks that can be used in construction projects. Their study appears in ACS'' Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
Mantis shrimp, toucan and trilobite, oh my
(University of California - Riverside) A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside professor of engineering have been selected to receive a $7.5 million Department of Defense grant to uncover fundamental design rules and develop simple and basic scientific foundations for the ...
Many Americans Wary of Drones, Robot Caregivers and Google Glass
New survey shows Americans are skeptical of controversial technologies despite being technological optimists in the long run
Animals with Human Rights Make Researchers Run Scared
Legally, dogs and cats are moving closer to personhood. A new book says this poses problems for biomedical researchers and veterinarians -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Report: Email volume rises 13% in Q3
New York-Overall email volume increased by 12.7% in the third quarter compared with the year-earlier period, and unique open rates rose 6.0%, according to a new report by Experian Marketing Services.